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Family

The family concentration provides students with a comprehensive educational and training curriculum in the study of the family. The concentration is appropriate for students who plan to pursue careers in public and private agencies concerned with the family and family problems. This concentration is also appropriate for students preparing for admission to graduate or professional programs in a variety of fields (e.g., sociology, social work, family studies, or health science). Students completing the concentration are awarded a certificate in family sociology by the Department of Sociology.

Requirements below based on the 2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog.

 

Area G - Family Concentration Requirements (30 Hours)

  • Fifteen (15) hours of Major Requirements:
    • Soci 3010: Social Statistics;
    • Soci 3020: Social Research Methods;
    • Soci 3030: Sociological Theory;
    • Soci 3201: Wealth, Power, and Inequality.
    • A Critical Thinking Through Writing Course, choose one:
      • SOCI 4800;
      • SOCI 4801;
      • SOCI 4802;
      • or SOCI 4803
  • Soci 3101 Families and Society (3)
  • Select one from the following list (3)
    • Soci 3152 Birth and Parenthood (3)
    • Soci 3162 African-American Family (3)
    • Soci 4150 Sexual and Intimate Violence (3)
  • Select two from the list below or the list immediately above. (6)
    • Soci 3110 Identity, Self, and Social Interaction (3)
    • Soci 3156 Sexuality and Society (3)
    • Soci 3212 Race and Ethnic Relations (3)
    • Soci 3216 Gender and Society (3)
    • Soci 3232 Poverty and Welfare (3)
    • Soci 3346 Drug Use and Abuse (3)
    • Soci 3352 Mental Illness in the U.S. (3)
    • Soci 3356 Sexual Identity (3)
    • Soci 4116 Aging and Society (3)
    • Soci 4122 Death, Dying, and Loss (3)
    • Soci 4230 Sociology of Health and Illness (3)
    • Soci 4310 Issues in the African-American Community (3)
    • Soci 4315 Girls (3)
    • Soci 4380 Educational Sociology (3)
  • Internship: Soci 4980 Internship (3)